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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is NOT one of the members of the Fellowship of the Ring?
2. What is the bloodthirsty and larger type of wolf that the travelers have to fight?
3. What does Strider find on the bridge that he takes to be a good sign of their progress on the journey?
4. What does Aragorn feel on him, which makes it difficult for him to sleep during Frodo's watch?
5. Who is grabbed by the foot with a large tentacle as the travelers make their way inside the mines?
Short Essay Questions
1. In the last stage of their journey, what two directions are the travelers trying to choose between?
2. What does Gandalf believe will help them as they head to the Mines of Moria?
3. What does Gandalf reveal about his period of being absent from the journey?
4. What does Aragorn reveal to the Elves about the demise of Gandalf?
5. Why don't the travelers in the Fellowship worry when they get through the door away from the Orcs?
6. What is being described in the book Gandalf reads when they are in the Chamber of Records?
7. Who takes Frodo up on their horse when they realize just how ill Frodo is from the stabbing by the Morgol blade?
8. What does Aragorn say when Frodo states that Aragorn is the rightful heir and that he should have the ring?
9. Who are some of the people who are attending the Council meeting in Rivendell?
10. What is in the small wooden box that Sam receives from Lady Galadriel?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Power in this story is clearly something which corrupts, in a variety of ways as the story progresses.
Part 1: Why is power so alluring to the people in the story?
Part 2: Why are some people more attracted to holding power than others are?
Part 3: Is it possible to have a world without power struggles? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Tolkien is known to have been a devoted Christian and his ideas and beliefs are found in his writing.
Part 1: Why do you think the battle between good and evil is so important to Tolkien?
Part 2: Why would Tolkien have written this story and used Christianity as a theme?
Part 3: In what ways do you think Tolkien is supporting Christianity with this story? Cite some examples.
Essay Topic 3
In the end, Frodo decides to head off on his own, though the rest of the fellowship decides to follow anyway.
Part 1: Why is it important that Frodo go off on his journey alone?
Part 2: Is it a good idea to bring along Sam? Why or why not?
Part 3: What advantages might Frodo have in going off by himself on this journey?
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